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The Fallen Angel

Silva, Daniel

(Book - 2012)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Fallen Angel
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When a body is found beneath Michelangelo's dome, Gabriel Allon is summoned to secretly investigate the death that has been ruled a suicide--a case that brings about an unthinkable act of sabotage.
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 1443408514
9781443408516
0062073125
9780062073129
Branch Call Number: FICTION SILVA 2012
Characteristics: 405 p. :,maps ;,24 cm

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An old enemy is plotting revenge: an unthinkable act that will plunge the world into a conflict of apocalyptic proportions.


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Jul 17, 2014
  • siammarino rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Gabriel is not only an expert restorer of Caravaggio paintings working for the Vatican, but an undercover agent for Israel. When a Vatican curator falls from the dome of St. Peters, his investigation leads to tomb robbers (tombaroli). Silvia lost me when he moved away from the main story to plots against Israel. Never finished the book!

I didn`t even finish it, my first and last for this author.

Feb 22, 2014
  • JLMason rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

This reminded me of Jack Ryan et al in the Tom Clancy books: the hero is too perfect, the agency he works for is too noble, the villains are too one dimensional, and the women are beautiful, secondary character foils for their men. The author was unable to generate any suspense even in the final sequence because the hero is perfect and is going to save the day. Yawn.

Jan 28, 2014
  • Dazio rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed the first one third of the book. The remaining two thirds had too many details which made the reading slow paced, hence only a three star rating.

Dec 22, 2013
  • mrsgail5756 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

A very good book. Not to be missed

Will pick up Saturday morning.

Jul 03, 2013
  • deumbach rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The Gabriel Allon series is comfortable like an old robe. I like the details about art,Vatican, etc.

Featuring Gabriel Allon again who at the request of the Vatican investigares a murder inside St. Peter's cathedral which leads him to a Palestinian plot to destabilize Israel. A good read but somewhat predictable.

Dec 11, 2012
  • 23305013033655 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Good interesting story. The one about the Catholic church conspiracy is getting a little stale. How about one to take over the govt of Isreal?

Sep 13, 2012
  • pw1040 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The Gabriel Allon series is excellent and this book is no exception. It would be best for the reader new to the series to read them in order.

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